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Meaning of MILK

Pronunciation:  milk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
  2. [n]  a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
  3. [n]  any of several nutritive milklike liquids
  4. [n]  a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
  5. [v]  take milk from female mammals; "Cows need to be milked every morning"
  6. [v]  add milk to; "milk the tea"
  7. [v]  exploit as much as possible; "I am milking this for all it's worth"

MILK is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: Milk River
 See Also: acidophilus milk, add, aliment, alimentation, beverage, bodily fluid, body fluid, buttermilk, certified milk, chocolate milk, coconut cream, coconut milk, coconut water, colostrum, condensed milk, cows' milk, dairy product, draw, dried milk, drink, drinkable, dry milk, evaporated milk, exploit, food product, foodstuff, foremilk, formula, goats' milk, homogenized milk, humor, humour, liquid body substance, low-fat milk, milk powder, Montana, mother's milk, MT, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, pasteurized milk, pasturized milk, potable, powdered milk, protein, raw milk, river, scalded milk, skim milk, skimmed milk, soyamilk, soybean milk, soymilk, strip, sustenance, take out, tap, Treasure State, victuals, whole milk, yak's milk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Milk\, n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to
    OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj?ok,
    Sw. mj["o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk,
    OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. ?. ????. Cf.
    {Milch}, {Emulsion}, {Milt} soft roe of fishes.]
    1. (Physiol.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of
       female mammals for the nourishment of their young,
       consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a
       solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic
       salts. ``White as morne milk.'' --Chaucer.
    2. (Bot.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color,
       found in certain plants; latex. See {Latex}.
    3. An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of
       almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and
    4. (Zo["o]l.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.
    {Condensed milk}. See under {Condense}, v. t.
    {Milk crust} (Med.), vesicular eczema occurring on the face
       and scalp of nursing infants. See {Eczema}.
    {Milk fever}.
       (a) (Med.) A fever which accompanies or precedes the first
           lactation. It is usually transitory.
       (b) (Vet. Surg.) A form puerperal peritonitis in cattle;
           also, a variety of meningitis occurring in cows after
    {Milk glass}, glass having a milky appearance.
    {Milk knot} (Med.), a hard lump forming in the breast of a
       nursing woman, due to obstruction to the flow of milk and
       congestion of the mammary glands.
    {Milk leg} (Med.), a swollen condition of the leg, usually in
       puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and
       characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an
       accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular
    {Milk meats}, food made from milk, as butter and cheese.
       [Obs.] --Bailey.
    {Milk mirror}. Same as {Escutcheon}, 2.
    {Milk molar} (Anat.), one of the deciduous molar teeth which
       are shed and replaced by the premolars.
    {Milk of lime} (Chem.), a watery emulsion of calcium hydrate,
       produced by macerating quicklime in water.
    {Milk parsley} (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant ({Peucedanum
       palustre}) of Europe and Asia, having a milky juice.
    {Milk pea} (Bot.), a genus ({Galactia}) of leguminous and,
       usually, twining plants.
    {Milk sickness} (Med.), a peculiar malignant disease,
       occurring in some parts of the Western United States, and
       affecting certain kinds of farm stock (esp. cows), and
       persons who make use of the meat or dairy products of
       infected cattle. Its chief symptoms in man are
       uncontrollable vomiting, obstinate constipation, pain, and
       muscular tremors. Its origin in cattle has been variously
       ascribed to the presence of certain plants in their food,
       and to polluted drinking water.
    {Milk snake} (Zo["o]l.), a harmless American snake
       ({Ophibolus triangulus}, or {O. eximius}). It is variously
       marked with white, gray, and red. Called also {milk
       adder}, {chicken snake}, {house snake}, etc.
    {Milk sugar}. (Physiol. Chem.) See {Lactose}, and {Sugar of
       milk} (below).
    {Milk thistle} (Bot.), an esculent European thistle ({Silybum
       marianum}), having the veins of its leaves of a milky
    {Milk thrush}. (Med.) See {Thrush}.
    {Milk tooth} (Anat.), one of the temporary first set of teeth
       in young mammals; in man there are twenty.
    {Milk tree} (Bot.), a tree yielding a milky juice, as the cow
       tree of South America ({Brosimum Galactodendron}), and the
       {Euphorbia balsamifera} of the Canaries, the milk of both
       of which is wholesome food.
    {Milk vessel} (Bot.), a special cell in the inner bark of a
       plant, or a series of cells, in which the milky juice is
       contained. See {Latex}.
    {Rock milk}. See {Agaric mineral}, under {Agaric}.
    {Sugar of milk}. The sugar characteristic of milk; a hard
       white crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained by
       evaporation of the whey of milk. It is used in pellets and
       powder as a vehicle for homeopathic medicines, and as an
       article of diet. See {Lactose}.
  2. \Milk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Milked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the
       hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of. ``Milking the
       kine.'' --Gay.
             I have given suck, and know How tender 't is to love
             the babe that milks me.               --Shak.
    2. To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk;
       as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows.
    3. To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to
       yield profit or advantage; to plunder. --Tyndale.
             They [the lawyers] milk an unfortunate estate as
             regularly as a dairyman does his stock. --London
    {To milk the street}, to squeeze the smaller operators in
       stocks and extract a profit from them, by alternately
       raising and depressing prices within a short range; --
       said of the large dealers. [Cant]
    {To milk a telegram}, to use for one's own advantage the
       contents of a telegram belonging to another person. [Cant]
  3. \Milk\, v. i.
    To draw or to yield milk.
  4. \Milk\, v. i.
    1. To draw or to yield milk.
    2. (Elec.) To give off small gas bubbles during the final
       part of the charging operation; -- said of a storage
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing milk in your dream, symbolizes maternal instincts and motherly love. It also indicates human kindness, wholesomeness, and compassion for new acquaintances. Dreaming that you are drinking milk means domestic bliss and inner nourishment. It may also imply your need to strengthen your ties and relationships with others. To spill milk in your dream, symbolizes a loss of faith, opportunity, and trust. It may indicate that your friends will cause you much temporary disappointment and unhappiness.. Dreaming of milk that is sour or impure indicates small problems that will torment you and give you much distress. Dreaming of hot milk means that you will undergo a struggle before accomplishing your rise to fortune. Dreaming that you are bathing in milk indicates a stable circle of reliable and pleasant friends. Dreaming that you are choking on milk indicates that you are being overprotected. You may be feeling smothered in some relationship.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Hebrew halabh, "new milk", milk in its fresh state (Judg. 4:19). It is frequently mentioned in connection with honey (Ex. 3:8; 13:5; Josh. 5:6; Isa. 7:15, 22; Jer. 11:5). Sheep (Deut. 32:14) and goats (Prov. 27:27) and camels (Gen. 32:15), as well as cows, are made to give their milk for the use of man. Milk is used figuratively as a sign of abundance (Gen. 49:12; Ezek. 25:4; Joel 3:18). It is also a symbol of the rudiments of doctrine (1 Cor. 3:2; Heb. 5:12, 13), and of the unadulterated word of God (1 Pet. 2:2).

(2.) Heb. hem'ah, always rendered "butter" in the Authorized Version. It means "butter," but also more frequently "cream," or perhaps, as some think, "curdled milk," such as that which Abraham set before the angels (Gen. 18:8), and which Jael gave to Sisera (Judg. 5:25). In this state milk was used by travellers (2 Sam. 17:29). If kept long enough, it acquired a slightly intoxicating or soporific power.

This Hebrew word is also sometimes used for milk in general (Deut. 32:14; Job 20:17).

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